end of summer memories by maria

August 19, 2010

As summer vacations wind down, it would be fun to craft vacation memories into dioramas, displays and keepsake books with bits + pieces collected that hold precious memories. Make it a little party with your family – pass the popcorn + cookies around while you craft and share your favorite vacation memories together!

Fill a shadow box or jar with your favorite keepsakes.

Or make a wall display for all to see!

Love it, Maria!

[images via Martha Stewart]


beka on August 19, 2010:

could you point me in the right direction on a description for the bottom left image? i’d love to copy the idea and would like to know where the board they used is from. i tried searching on martha’s site but am not having any luck. thanks!

maria @ ritzy bee on August 19, 2010:

Beka,I’m not sure where they got it (they didn’t have a source) but we have some similar in our studio from Pottery Barn here: http://www.potterybarn.com/products/large-linen-pinboard/

Samantha on August 19, 2010:

I love your blog, but thinking about summer coming to an end puts a haze of tears in my eyes. How about an “ode to summer” idea?

Terri on August 22, 2010:

Great ideas! This is similar to the “vacation boxes” I helped my girls make this year. I bought a couple of pencil boxes for our trip and the girls spent the week collecting things to put in them (river rocks, postcards, armbands from various things we saw). They loved it!

Akshay on December 11, 2012:

Ok, so I say its all about quality not quatnity, right! What you did get is beautiful such a darling little boy! Good job Jen, I am so sad you are leaving, for a number aof reasons, but now I might just have to figure out how to use my camera,

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